So after 1 day of actively trying to get the alchemy mount, it drops. I used the pandaria artifact exchange to Tol’vir artifact method, as well as using the lorewalker map to reset dig sites and the mantid only digsites item.
I found out that its base cost is 29000g just for the vendor specific items plus the cost of 12 truegold bars, 8 flasks of the winds, 8 flasks of titanic strength, and 8 deep stone oil.
My approach is going to dailys on multiple toons to by the vendor stuff and then farm for the crafted materials. It’ll probably take a couple weeks but meh, it will give me something to do in the down time.